Mount Ymittos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A3, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 8,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A mountainous massif between Athens and the Mesogia plain. Much of the area consists of rocky slopes with phrygana and other scrub. The western area of the site is a Pinus plantation, now regenerating naturally.

Key biodiversity
The site is particularly important for species associated with phrygana. Breeding birds include seven of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Ymittos. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.